Our Team

Construction Staking is the building block of our infrastructure. Payne Industries provides construction staking services for apartment complexes, sports stadiums & fields, automotive dealerships, subdivision development, commercial buildings, water, storm water, wastewater, gas/oil pipelines, parking lots, curbs, roads and more. Our Construction Services Division provides solutions and services that create success for our clients and community. 

Phillip C. Payne

Phillip C. Payne


Registered Professional Land Surveyor for the State of Texas, Certificate No. 6064

Mr. Payne has 20 years of experience in land surveying and specializes in municipal work, surveying for universities, topographic surveying for engineering design, oil & gas surveying, and boundary surveying. Mr. Payne has completed projects for Texas State University, the City of San Marcos, the City of Seguin, the City of Caldwell, the Town of Pecos City, Burleson County, Hays County, Martindale Water Supply Corporation and numerous Oil & Gas Operating Companies. He was an adjunct professor for Texas State University and served the construction and land surveying industries through educating future professionals for the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Engineering Technology. He is responsible for contractual matters and high-level surveying consultation.


BS Geography from Texas State University



Ammon Chase

Ammon Chase

President | COO

Licensed Attorney: TX, UT, NV; M.B.A.

Mr. Chase has 14 year business experience serving as a corporate litigation attorney, corporate counsel and Director of Operations of Keller Williams Worldwide. Mr. Chase specializes in bringing structure, systems and models to transition companies from the start-up phase, through growth to maturity. He is an online adjunct professor for Brigham Young University Idaho teaching Business Law. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects operations and finance.


BS from Brigham Young University

JD from University of Nevada Las Vegas

M.B.A. from Brigham Young University

Ian Shott

Ian Shott

VP of Construction Services

Mr. Shott has 19 years of experience in land surveying and specializes in construction staking. He manages the Construction Services division which is the construction staking wing of Payne Industries. Mr. Shott is responsible for managing all aspects of construction staking projects including proposals, technical preparation for the field crews, QC of work performed and contractor support.


CST Level 1 Certified

Tommy Wood

Tommy Wood

VP of Surveying

Mr. Wood has 21 years of experience in both field and office surveying. He has worked on city GPS control networks, large municipal projects, TXDOT projects, surveys for utility companies, topographic surveys for engineering design, land development, subdivisions, construction staking, environmental surveys, flood studies, boundary surveys and oil & gas surveys. He is responsible for project management, GPS data processes, accuracy and field crew training.

Eric Dannheim

Eric Dannheim


Registered Professional Land Surveyor for the State of Texas, Certificate No. 6075

Mr. Dannheim has over 22 years of experience in land surveying. He specializes in boundary, topo, right-of-way and route surveys. He will be the lead on most surveying related projects. Mr. Dannheim is responsible for overall project management and quality.


B.A. in Philosophy from Texas State University

Associates of Applied Science in Geomatics/Land Surveying Technology, Austin Community College

Bill Patterson

Bill Patterson


Registered Professional Land Surveyor for the State of Texas, Certificate No. 6030

Mr. Patterson has 35 years of surveying experience, both in the field and in the office. He has numerous years’ experience in municipal, state governments and private surveying. Mr. Patterson has worked on countless CIP projects for TXDOT, the City of San Marcos and the City of Conroe. These projects include wind farm surveys, highway design, aerial and LIDAR projects, parks, right of ways, dam reconstruction and utility design surveys. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.


Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from University of Texas at Tyler

Master of Public Administration (15 hours) of credit from University of Texas at Tyler


Loren Brownell

Loren Brownell


Professional Land Surveyor for the States of Washington, North Dakota and Oklahoma

Mr. Brownell has 13 years of experience in the survey profession. He has worked in several states including Texas, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota and Iowa. He has had substantial experience with boundary and construction surveying.


Associates of Applied Science in Land Surveying & Mapping Technology from Lone Star College

Bachelor of Elective Studies in Land Surveying/Mapping Science St. Cloud State University
(May, 2020)

Jessica Haile

Jessica Haile

Director of GIS Services/Survey Project Manager


Ms. Haile is the former Head of Mapping for the Burleson County Appraisal District and managed their GIS division. She has a strong working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and also serves a Project Manager on oil & gas surveys. Ms. Haile is responsible for project management and processing survey data into GIS ready files.


About Our Firm

Payne Industries has been servicing the land survey and mapping needs of Texas for nearly a decade. Founded in 2012, our firm is a turn-key organization that can handle your projects from start to finish. This is the result of being intentionally modeled to scale with whatever project you need. Our crews are cross-trained to perform multiple tasks in many surveying disciplines. Each field member can individually perform all work-related functions assigned to their position as well as each those that reports to them. This means that no matter what your job is calling for, Payne Industries can create and collapse additional crews as needed to ensure the job is done accurately, timely, and in a professional manner.

3 Primary Values

Deliver Quality Work – Payne Industries is known throughout Texas for Quality. It is one of the founding principles of our business.

Entrust & Cultivate Our Team Members – We value our team members and work hard to cultivate their growth and expertese. This pledge to build our employees translates into a greater dedication and commitment on their part to performing work that often meets or excells our client’s exacting expectations.

Maintain Financial Stability – Our conservative growth strategy ensures that we will a viable company producing superior product and attracting top talent for years to come.

Commitment to Quality

You rely on your surveys and maps to be precise and accurate. At Payne Industries, we agree – which is why QUALITY is the key to everything we do. All of our field crews are cross-trained and properly equipped with the latest equipment – including a Robotic Total Station, Base, and Rover GPS set ups, Digital Levels, and the Latest Data Collection Technology. This means that regardless of the type of surveying project you have, we have the trained professionals and equipment to give you the quality results that you deserve.

The right people paired with the right equipment allows us to be more productive and precise than our competition.

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 7am – 4pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

San Marcos Office

302 W. Hopkins St., Suite 1A
San Marcos, Texas 78666

TBPELS Firm Registration Number 10194453

Houston Office

28823 Champion Oaks Drive
Magnolia, TX 77354

TBPELS Firm Registration Number 10193780

Contact Us

(979) 456-4500